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    Three Shelley-Related Biographies & a Book of Shelley Letters. Muriel Spark: Child of Light: a Reassessment of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (Essex: Tower Bridge Publications, 1951), first edition, 235 pages with index, orange cloth with red lettering on spine, 8vo (5.5" x 8.75"), dust jacket (in protective Mylar). Very good, with very minimal edge wear and bumped corners.

    Walter Peck, editor: A Philosophical View of Reform by Percy Bysshe Shelley (Privately printed for Carl Pforzheimer, 1930), limited edition, 67 pages, beige cloth with gilt lettering on spine, 8vo (6.75" x 9.75"), glassine cover. One of 50 copies printed. The book is about fine, with no major flaws. The glassine cover shows considerable wear on the edges and spine.

    William Godwin: The Elopement of Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Privately printed for William K. Bixby by The Bibliophile Society, 1911), limited edition, 24 pages, beige cloth with gilt lettering on front board, 8vo (6.75" x 9.25"), no dust jacket. Deckled fore-edge. 79 of 200 copies. Inscription on front free endpaper reads, "F.O. Sylvester/With regards of/W.K. Bixby/St. [?] 3/14/12". Soiled light brown cloth on boards, else fine.

    Letters of Mary W. Shelley (Mostly Unpublished) (Norwood, Massachusetts: The Plimpton Press, 1918), first edition (printed only for members of The Bibliophile Society), 189 pages, beige boards with brown paper affixed to panels and gilt lettering on spine, 8vo (6.25" x 9"), no dust jacket. Introduction and notes by Henry Harper. This copy is good, with a chip at the head of the spine, moderate edge wear, and a tear of the brown paper on the edge of the back board. A wonderful collection of Shelley material. From the Betty Bennett Collection.


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